It's a light weekend for the Carleton Ravens with only one game on tap. The Ravens head to Concordia on Saturday night for an important matchup with the fourth-place Stingers.
The Ravens dropped both games in their return to action last week, 4-1 to Ottawa on Thursday night and 3-1 to Ontario Tech on Saturday. The losses now see the Ravens sitting in 7th in the East just one point behind the Gaels, though the Gaels enter the weekend with a game in hand.
Nick McCarry and Nolan Seed were the Ravens lone goal scorers on the weekend, jumping both players into a tie for third on the team with 15 points, three back of Parker Aucoin in second. In goal, Mark Grametbauer carried the load for the Ravens starting on back-to-back nights. One could expect to see Grametbauer between the pipes again on Saturday, the Ravens' clear number one has played in 18 of the teams' 20 games this season posting a 9-7-2 record.
The Ravens will get a chance to get an extra look at the Stingers this week as they prepare. Concordia travel to Ottawa on Thursday for a matchup with the Gee-Gees.
It's been offense by committee for the Stingers this season, Charles-Antoine Paiement and Mathieu Bizier lead the way with 18 points each, while 17 stingers have 5 or more points on the campaign. In goal, Jordan Naylor and Nikolas Hurtubise have split the load, each appearing in 10 games over the Stingers 19 game campaign. Naylor has put up the more impressive numbers with a 6-1-2 record and a 2.40 GAA to go along with a clean 0.912 save percentage.
Both teams will want to find some momentum on special teams this weekend. Concordia and Carleton sit sixth and seventh on the powerplay in the East at 17.7% and 16.3%. The special teams advantage could go the way of the Ravens as Concordia is eighth in the east on the penalty kill with only 70.4% efficiency.
Saturday night's action can be found on OUA.tv. The Ravens play only once again next weekend when they return home on January 19 for a matchup against the York Lions.